Daily Boosts for Writers

So, let’s say you are a creative person with plenty of inspiration and original ideas. The words flow like a waterfall from your brain to your fingertips to the page, right?

Riiight.

Writing is hard, whether you’re full of ideas or struggling to come up with one. Writing is also a solitary endeavor. Even if you belong to critique and support groups, attend literary salons and poetry readings, and write in a café surrounded by other writers, the only person who can tell your story is you.

Writers need something to get them going besides caffeine. Daily encouragement can help and who better to give that boost than other writers? Which is why I am recommending a free-for-now book of daily affirmations, “Writing Conversations: Spend 365 Days with Your Favorite Authors Learning the Craft of Writing.”

For example, here is the affirmation for today.

April 5
FAILURE:
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Bill Cosby, humorist and author of “Fat Albert” and “The Cosby Show.”

If you’ve been in a critique group, you know how true that is. It’s good to be reminded as you write that what you write won’t be to everyone’s liking and that’s all right.

Other quoted writers include Michael Crichton, Julia Cameron and Anne Lamott. It’s free-for-now, so don’t miss out on these inspirational sparks.

  Writing Conversations: Spend 365 Days with Your Favorite Authors Learning the Craft of Writing by Cherie K. Miller
Writing Conversations is about the daily life of the writer. How do you keep motivated in your craft when it’s just you? Spend a moment of each day listening to the voices of your favorite connoisseur of the writing craft. Learn what they know about how to become a successful author. Whether it’s the first line, the last line, how to find an agent or how to publish, it’s all here. Learn how to launch the bestseller that’s been incubating inside of you for so long. Writing Conversations has just what you need!

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Motivation and Extreme Writing

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The holiday season, with its fun, food, travel, snow, marathon movie days, not to mention illness (cold chased by the flu), have played havoc with my writing schedule. It’s time to get motivated again and for that I usually turn to writing guides.

I seldom read an entire guide. I usually skip to that parts that are relevant to my particular needs. Today, it’s motivation, so headed for the Kindle freebies to see if I could find anything short and to the point. I found several books that look promising.

NaNoWriMo is awesome for motivation. While I wouldn’t want to do it every month, I wish it were more than once a year. I’m aware there are other extreme writing competitions and through the freebies today, I discovered a new (to me) one.

The Story A Day challenge takes place in May. Participants must write one short story for each day of the month.  During the rest of the year, the organizer, Julie Duffy, offers weekly writing prompts on her blog. She also wrote a book about breaking writer’s block, which is offered free today.

Another freebie offers advice on how to write a book in 10 days or less. I’m usually skeptical of such claims, but the book has received a couple of good reviews, so I’ll give it a look. I’m always looking for advice on how to write faster and better.

The final book has to do with unleashing the creative spirit. Sad fact, I know I’m the one who puts that leash around that neck. Time to break free!

If you know of any books or websites that motivate and inspire, let me know!

The StoryADay.org Guide To Breaking Writers' Block  Breaking Writers’ Block by Julie Duffy
Writer’s block can come out of nowhere. It can be temporary and related to one project, or it can be chronic, stopping you from writing anything creative. It is always painfully frustrating. Julie Duffy, host of StoryADay.org, the month-long short story writing challenge, takes you through more than 60 techniques for breaking writer’s block that have helped StoryADay participants become insanely productive writers. Conversational and light-hearted, this powerful guide may just become your favorite new writer’s handbook.

How to write your novel in 10 days or less  How to write your novel in 10 days or less by Amy Bates
You have always had some scenes and characters running through your mind; and now, you want to bring them all out of there and make the perfect story that people will love. So do you need to invest years of your life to fulfil this dream? Not necessarily! This ebook shows you how you can write your story in ten days… or less!

Unleashing Your Creative Spirit  Unleashing Your Creative Spirit by Cate Russell-Cole
This e-book will help you turn your dreams into reality! It explores the process and practical aspects of creativity; and has been written for artists, writers, musicians, dancers, gardeners, cooks, craft lovers: anyone trying to tap into their creative potential. It looks at the mental processing behind creativity; philosophies that drive how we think about and assess our creative worth; creative character traits; historical role models; an extensive bibliography and web link list and more. The content is practical, not just analytical. It will give you ideas on how to move forward in your creative life.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.